Realtors of Central Colorado – School Supply Drive

Realtors of Central Colorado

School Supply Drive

School is about to begin, as early as August 11th, so it’s time for our annual school supply drive!

This is a tandem effort between the Chaffee County Department of Human Services and our local Realtor Board, Realtors of Central Colorado. As in the past, we are asking for monetary donations or actual school supplies. We often run out of pencils and notebook paper. Other supplies in demand are flash drives, back packs, erasers, wipes and water bottles. Every student needs a box of tissues and a pack of copy paper. These are just some suggestions. Wal Mart has a list at the store.

Monetary donations make it easier for the needed supplies to be identified and purchased. We can wind up with many donations of the same items while other supplies are lacking. Make checks payable to: Chaffee County Health and Human Services. (Chaffee County HHS will work)

Last year we served 200+ children. We trust we’ll serve even more children this year through the generosity of the community. As housing costs continue to rise, the need is even greater.

If people need items picked up or have questions, please call Kathleen Nelson; 719-221-7719 or Sarah Green, 719-539-2502 with Health and Human Services.  Both North and South end of the County receive supplies through this effort. Items can be dropped at the Social Services office in the back of the Touber building, 448 E. First Street, Salida.

Items can be dropped at the Buena Vista office but the hours are irregular so please call to make sure someone is there, 395-0344.

If you miss the cut off for the beginning of classes, we will still accept donations. The items/cash will be used to supplement where we had holes to fill and help throughout the rest of the year as needs continue and supplies last

Children will be allowed to “shop” for their supplies at the Social Services office in Salida. Volunteers will accompany students through the “supply store” and help them find the items needed.

In the midst of a very healthy market, let’s give back to the communities that continue to support our industry.



Kathleen Nelson

Broker Associate/Eco Broker

Colorado Mountain Realty

138 N. F Street

Salida, CO 81201


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